Happy Tuesday neighbours! Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in New York today.
First, today’s weather forecast:
Clearance, a shower; costs. High: 53 Low: 41.
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Here are the top five stories from today in New York:
- The long-awaited Second Avenue Subway Extension on Manhattan’s East Side is finally moving forward. According to court documents, the MTA plans to seize the first of more than a dozen private properties along the route, which will stretch to 125th Street in East Harlem, much to the dismay of some local property owners. (New York City crest)
- Alternate side parking rules revert to their old bi-weekly schedule on July 5, part of an $11 million investment in street cleaning announced by new Sanitation Department Commissioner Jessica Tisch. (New York City crest)
- There aren’t enough lawyers to go around New York Housing Court, despite a local law passed last year that guarantees a “right to counsel” for tenants facing eviction proceedings. The Legal Aid Society requested that the city’s justice system limit the number of scheduled eviction cases until public defenders can meet the demand. (New York City crest)
- New York’s COVID cases are still on the rise, with about three times as many – 2,624 – reported on April 15 as a month earlier. The city is on track to reach the “medium” risk level, from its current “low” designation, but Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams say, in their own words, that they are not ready to. take the same measures as during the winter wave of Omicron. (New York City crest)
- Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg partners with Adams to secure $50 million in funding for city charter schools to run summer programs. The “Summer Boost” fund will complement the already existing Summer Rising program open to all public and charter students. (New York City crest)
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Today in New York:
From my notebook:
- Spring has finally arrived – and we know it’s a fact because 30-year-old rock star and comedian Tracy Morgan was spotted riding her red Lamborgini convertible with the top down in Washington Heights over the weekend. (New York City crest)
- On Friday, workers at several New York Starbucks locations sought to unionize, following at least 225 other stores nationwide. (New York City crest)
- Check out the Made In NY Production Assistant Training Program, which, through the city’s Office of Media and Entertainment, can help you land a job in television or film. (Facebook)
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